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Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects   

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OVERVIEW

Compact, capable mixer with quality mic preamps.

Now in its third incarnation, the MG Series embodies the pursuit of design excellence, and incorporates some of the same technologies developed for use in high-end professional consoles, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital processing, and a rugged, reliable construction. The MG12XU is the 12-channel version of the series, with six mono XLR and 1/4" hybrid inputs along with three stereo line inputs.

The MG12XU boasts an intuitive interface with capacities suitable for a diverse range of users and applications. For installed, recording, or live music settings, the solid construction and flexible design of these consoles lets you shape your sound with confidence, continually delivering peak performance and a level of sound quality and reliability that has made it a leader in its class.

FEATURES
  • Outstanding microphone preamps
  • Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch
  • 1-knob Compressors
  • EQ and High-pass Filters
  • AUX / Effect Sends / Group
  • LED level metering
  • Built-in SPX Digital Effects
  • Metal Chassis
  • USB

Order today and decipher your mixing conundrums with aplomb.

SPECIFICATIONS

MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects

  • On-board processors : SPX algorithm: 24 programs
    Phantom power: +48 V
    Digital I/O: USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant, Max 192 kHz, 24-bit
    Input Channels: 6 Mono[MIC/LINE], stereo[LINE]: 3
    Output Channels: STEREO OUT: 2
    MONITOR OUT: 1
    PHONES: 1
    AUX SEND: 1
    Bus: Stereo: 1, AUX[FX]: 1
    Input Channel Function
    PAD: 26 dB (Mono)
    HPF: 80 Hz, 12 dB/oct (Mono)
    COMP: 1-knob compressor Threshold: +22 dBu to -8 dBu, Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1, Output level: 0 dB to 7 dB, Attack time: approx. 25 msec, Release time: approx. 300 msec
    EQ HIGH: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 10 kHz shelving
    EQ MID: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 2.5kHz peaking
    EQ LOW: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 100 Hz shelving
    PEAK LED: LED turns on when post EQ signal reaches 3 dB below clipping
    Level Meter: 2 x 7 -segment LED meter [PEAK, +10, +6, 0, -6, -10, -20 dB]

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YamahaMG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Simple controls (7)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Sounds great and easy to use

By Jazzygreg

from Kailua Kona HI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

    I'm using this to send instruments and vocals and percussion to a JBL EON One, tried it a couple times now and it sounds great and so easy and intuitive. I haven't even looked at the manual yet, I will, I'm sure, when I have a minute. Clean sound , great effects, the compression works niceyl, everything just sounds great. I use a small Yamaha PA for my regular small restaurant gigs and am happy with their sound and this mixer is right there with clean great sound. the effects are just perfect too.

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    5.0

    Excellent sound and functionality

    By Bill

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

    Just wish I had bought the 16 channel. Love all the bells and whistles. Tremendous control, all kinds of settings. Use it in jams.

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    5.0

    Still the one

    By James

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

    MGs are the best cheap mixers around!!!!

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a great sounding mixer and sound card!

    By BugTheRoot

    from Salt Lake City

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile
    • Wonderful mic pre-amps

    Cons

    • Lacks user settings for Effects

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • DAW Interface for guitar/voc recording
    • Music Videos
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

    When I bought my DAW I first used a cheap M-Audio interface that had no latency but didn't have a great mic pre-amp. I later upgraded to a Scarlett 18i20, and while it sounded better, it had HORRIBLE latency. No matter what I did it was nothing but trouble. I researched to no end and finally found an engineer to recommended using a mixer.
    I had researched the Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer because I wanted to create a live performance outfit, and so since I needed a mixer to reduce latency, and the Yamaha was inexpensive and had good reviews, I bought it.
    I can't believe how much better it sounds. One of the issues with the Scarlett was lack of compression in the input signal chain prior to the sound card. The dynamics were so great it was hard to get a good sound. The onboard compressors in the Yamaha really help control the sound and, combined with the fantastic pre-amps, I am stunned by the difference in the quality of sound I get on acoustic guitars and vocals. My microphones all sound 10x better than they did before.
    As for latency...WHAT LATENCY? It is amazing.

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    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Dj pj

    from Lawrence Mass

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

    Dj

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Terrific Board

    By combatguitar

    from Colorado

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Professional Recording
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

      Good sounding low noise mix board for the pro or amateur. You do need to review the instructions that come with the unit to get it to function properly. It took about 1/2 an hour and this unit was working hard in the studio without a glitch. The built in effects are a real plus, but again you must read the instructions to get them to function properly. Construction is top shelf and the body is shaped to insure the unit does not over heat.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So Impressed

      By Boss Karaoke

      from Berryville AR

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

      I was using a zed10fx with my Bose L1s. But it sounded a little dull to me. So after some research I bit the bullet and bought the MG12XU,

      Setup was a snap. Using the USB input and an XLR output to the Bose and the sound was clear and punchy, added my SHURE PG58 Microphone and tried a karaoke song, the one knob compression is everything I'd heard. Within seconds I had adjusted the vocals to a fantastic tone. Since I DJ as a karaoke host I must say this mixer with built in effects will be a real asset.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Need a mixer look no further

      By gene625

      from Middletown, New York

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Great For Open Mic's
        • I Use It For My Gigs And
        • Performances

        Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

        I use this for my open mic .There are guitars ,keyboards and many vocals. Easy to control and it make everyone sound better. When I perform and people come up and jam ,they just plug in and ready to go

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yamaha = outstanding, as expected!

        By Kurt

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

          ... rugged (metal case), design modernized since last version (the old design was boring, the new design is sleek), sliders/knobs/buttons are high-quality with perfect resistance, on-board effects are excellent (although I already have effects in place pre-mixer, but it's great knowing I have an on-board Plan B option), love the combo jacks, love the on-board compression, love that it has USB, love the angled panel, and love seeing the Yamaha brand imprinted on it ... that tells me it'll be up and running for a long time ... I give it an 11 on the 10-scale!

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          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Top Quality in a Small Simple Mixer

          By Kelly

          from Omaha,NE

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer with Effects:

          Unit is whisper quiet and all controls are of good quality and laid out well. My only minor complaint is the limited connectivity of outboard effects, EQ etc. Other than that, great item

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